Inside the 2015 Issue:
REDEFINING THE FRIENDLY SKIES
Recently named CEO of America’s largest airline, Oscar Muñoz becomes one of only nine Hispanic CEOs in the Fortune 500. He also has some rather significant maneuvering to do to steer United onto a less turbulent heading.
EMPOWERING THE DISABLED AT WELLS FARGO
Kathy Martinez knows firsthand what it’s like to be disabled and hold a significant position. Born blind, she’s tasked with ensuring Wells Fargo’s disabled employees and customers get a fair shake.
THE BIG FIVE: BILLION DOLLAR LATINO COMPANIES
From remarkably humble beginnings, these companies have grown into regional, national, and multinational powerhouses; creating jobs and housing, caring for the sick, providing communications, and maintaining critical infrastructure.
Inside the 2014 Issue:
ROSA SANTANA: TOYOTA’S FIRST HISPANIC FEMALE TIER 1 SUPPLIER
On September 12, 2014, Toyota Motor Manufacturing announced Santana’s contract, making her the company’s first Hispanic female Tier 1 supplier. In this issue, Santana explains how she got there, and lays out an easy to follow plan for others to proceed in her footsteps.
LATINAS AND UNEQUAL PAY
When it comes to compensation equality, Latinas seem perennially stuck at the bottom of the barrel. A problem in and of itself, the ramifications go far beyond take-home pay.
COMMONGROUND/MGS MAKES HISTORY
Representing some of the most noted brands in America, the launch of Commonground/MGS marks the formation of the nation’s first minority-owned marketing and communications holding company.
Inside the 2013 Issue:
ALFONSO’S CUARÓN’S GRAVITY
Film director Alfonso Cuarón has created what many critics are lauding as the best space movie ever made. To do it, he had to advance the craft of filmmaking to new heights. In so doing, Cuarón progressed the nature of information technology as well.
THE HISPANIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
HITEC president Andre Arbelaez gives us some insights into the work this organization is doing on behalf of Latin Americans in the IT industry.
IS YOUR FUTURE IN THE CLOUD?
Much is being made of so-called Cloud Computing these days. Many are heralding it as the future of computing. One thing’s for sure, Cloud Computing harbors a number of lucrative business and career opportunities.
Inside the 2012 Issue:
ALL SYSTEMS “GO” AT GAMESTOP
Coming to GameStop with an extensive retail background, Raines oversees the operations of a company ranked number 262 on the Fortune 500. The world’s largest multi-channel video game retailer, GameStop’s retail network and family of brands include 6,627 company operated stores in 17 countries worldwide.
NETWORKING WORKS: HOW TO RECONNECT WITH OLD CONTACTS TO FIND A JOB
Offering sound advice for managing and building careers, Edward Avila is a human resources professional and founder of myJoblinx, a social recruiting solution leveraging Facebook for active and passive job seekers looking to create and expand their professional networks, as well as connect to companies on Facebook.
WHO’S WHO AMONG HISPANIC FORTUNE 500 CEOs
In 1979, Roberto Goizuetta became the first Hispanic CEO of a Fortune 500 company when he accepted the presidency of The Coca Cola Company. In 1981, he was also elected chairman of the renowned soft drink company. Thirty-one years later there are four Hispanic CEOs running Fortune 500 companies, and here they are.
Inside the 2011 Issue:
BEST UNIVERSITIES FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS
These schools award more secondary and post-secondary degrees to Hispanic students than any other university in the nation. Offering a broad variety of programs, in addition to cultural sensitivity, these are the best institutions of higher learning for Hispanics in the U.S.
11 MOST INFLUENTIAL HISPANIC MEDIA EXECUTIVES
With the growing influence of Hispanic media in the U.S., Adweek Magazine recently named its list of the top Hispanic media executives in the country. Among them, is impreMedia’s Monica Lozano.
WHAT TO DO NEXT IF YOU’RE FIRED
Losing your job probably wasn’t your choice, but what you do aafter you lose your job certainly is. And, if you do things properly, you might just find it wasn’t the horrifying event it seemed to be. In fact, it might just turn out to be the best thing ever.
Inside the 2010 Issue:
FORD’S HISPANIC TAURUS
The development of the latest iteration of Ford’s iconic automobile was led by chief engineer Pete Rayes, with the support of one of the few female suspension and chassis women in the business (and the only one at Ford), Cristina Rodriguez. The rebirth of Ford’s best-known automobile owes much to these Latin-Americans.
THE CORPORATE LATINA
Wilka Varela Toppins’ story is a highly inspirational one. Her journey has taken her from sewing wedding dresses in Puerto Rico to help her family to practicing law at one of the largest corporations in the world. Today, she uses her experiences to show other Latinas the fast route along the path she’s blazed.
SHATTERING GLASS CEILINGS TO BUILD SKYLINES
Linda Alvarado is a woman for whom the words “you can’t go there” have no meaning whatsoever. Alvarado, who built one of the most prosperous construction firms in the U.S., is also the first Latin-American to own a major league baseball team and a fixture on some of the most illustrious boards of directors in the country.
Inside the 2009 Issue:
REACHING FOR THE STARS
Astronaut Jose Hernandez joins an elite group…Hispanic astronauts. Despite a challenging childhood, he has finally achieved his dream of going to space as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.
HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is powering a massive change in healthcare. The move to electronic medical records has healthcare staffers scrambling to find qualified talent to do the job.
HISPANIC ENGINEERS HONORED
Four Northrop-Grumman Corporation employees were honored at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards conference.
Inside the 2008 Issue:
REASON TO ROAR
MGM-Mirage CEO Terry Lanni leads the gaming giant’s successful diversity initiative programs, by focusing on a culturally diverse workforce to fulfill the company’s needs for outside services and contractors — and doing so in a transparent and accountable manner.
HOW TO BREAK FREE OF BARRIERS
Kenneth Arroyo Roldan, CEO of a leading headhunting firm specializing in matching minorities with fast-track jobs, gives us new views into how to succeed as a minority career candidate.
THE HOME DEPOT HELPS BUSINESSES
Their Home Depot Business Toolbox offers one-stop shopping for a comprehensive collection of exclusive discount business services and products.
Inside the 2007 Issue:
IN SERVICE TO OTHERS
Alejandro Martinez is one of many Hispanics who choose to volunteer service to the Peace Corps.
Meanwhile Peace Corps director Ronald A. Tschetter announced the agency’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 to October 15, the Peace Corps will celebrate the culture and traditions of the more than 42 million U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
BUSINESS & DIVERSITY NEWS BRIEFS
Companies such as AT&T, Toyota, and Time Warner receive awards for Hispanic outreach and commitments to the Hispanic community.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards more than $26 million to Hispanic students.
Inside the 2006 Issue:
CHRISTINA PEREZ, TV’S NEWEST JUDGE
Judge and author Christina Perez becomes the first Hispanic female to star in a courtroom series in the United States. We take a look at her new show, her past accomplishments, get insight into her new book, and discuss her source of inspiration.
HISPANICS AND THE INTERNET
The AOL Latino 2006 Hispanic Cyberstudy breaks new ground by analyzing Internet usage across acculturation segments. The study demonstrates that the Hispanic-Internet landscape is bicultural. This helps to show that the Internet continues to be the best source to make final brand decisions for most online Hispanics.
HISPANIC NEWS BRIEFS
Hispanic-related news amongst the U.S.’s top leading companies, including IBM, Pfizer, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Inside the 2005 Spring/Summer Issue:
ACHIEVING SUCCESS, DELIVERING OPPORTUNITY
Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón receives the coveted Paul A. Eisner International Excellence in Leadership Award in March. The award recognizes Dr. Padrón’s foresight in educational leadership and for his transformational leadership qualities.
BUILDING BUSINESS THROUGH DIVERSITY
Proving that the whole sum really is more than the sum of its parts, two New Jersey based construction firms, Imperial Construction and MAST, have set out to show the industry that a small business and a minority-owned business can achieve great success together.
WINNING IN THE JOB MARKET
Eight steps to creating your personal brand.
Inside the 2005 Fall/Winter Issue:
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR: IDEAL STEEL
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) presented The Ideal Group with the prestigious “National Supplier of the Year, Category IV (Revenues that exceed $50 million) at its annual conference attended by 60,000 corporate and minority business suppliers
AZTECAMERICA BANK OPENS
The new Bank will provide a full suite of FDIC-insured deposit products, which will be complemented by its residential, consumer, and commercial lending services. Led by president and Chief Executive Officer, Carlos X. Montoya, who says “our ultimate goal is to help individuals and families seamlessly enter the arena of modern American banking,” the bank is well positioned to assist Hispanics.
BROADBAND AND THE LATINO COMMUNITY
Young Hispanics, the fastest growing segment in the U.S., are among the leaders in the tech vanguard, according to a new report issued today by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute.
Inside the 2004 Issue:
CHARLES PATRICK GARCIA’S SECRET TO SUCCESS
Is the secret to success a complex mathematical formula, or does it require a Doctorate of Philosophy, or a profound understanding of aggregate supply and demand curves?
The phrase is said so often it’s a management cliche: Our company’s most important assets walk out the door every night.
HOW WELCOME ARE WE?
Every year the NAACP measures the Hospitality Industry’s commitment to diversity, and once again, Mariott International is the industry leader.